Ambassador Puri inaugurates school building built with Indian assistance in Darchula

Published On: November 1, 2019 06:18 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri inaugurated newly-constructed building of Mahendra Model Higher Secondary School, Khalanga in Darchula District on Friday.

The new infrastructure was constructed with the Government of India’s grant assistance of NRs. 30 million. The new building is a two-story building comprising 13 classrooms, one meeting hall, and separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls on each floor and furniture. 

 The newly built infrastructure is expected to boost the learning environment of students." The government of India is happy to be associated with the project which complements the effort of the Government of Nepal in augmenting infrastructure in the field of education," read a press release issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Friday afternoon. 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, Nepali Congress Parliamentarian from Darchula Dilendra Prasad Badu, Mayor of Mahakali Municipality Hansraj Bhatt, Chief of District Coordination Committee Darchula Karbir Singh Karki and among others also attended the inaugural ceremony.

Mahendra Model Higher Secondary School was established in 1960. It is situated at Khalanga VDC in Darchula District, Sudurpashchim Pradesh (Province No. 7).  

It is affiliated to NEB (National Examinations Board) and offers Ten Plus Two (10+2) programs in Science, Humanities, and Management streams. Mahendra Model Secondary School, Khalanga, Darchula provides primary to 10+2 level programs with the moderate fee structure.

It also provides various scholarship schemes for deserving and marginalized students as per the decision of the school management committee. Mahendra Model Secondary School (MMSS) provides various facilities such as Sports, Library, Computer Lab, Science Labs, Counseling, Conference, Multimedia, Scholarship, Educational Tours, and Classrooms, etc.  The school has over 2000 students, about 50% of whom are girls.


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